Consortium partners will work with you on restoring riparian buffers on your property by listening to your needs and vision, connecting you to cost assistance programs, and ensuring your investments in healthy land and water last for the next generation. There are a variety of federal, state, and non-profit partner led programs that provide up to 100% of the costs associated with installing riparian forest buffers, excluding livestock from streams, stabilizing streambanks, enhancing wildlife habitat, and protection.
There are 2 ways to find out what programs you are eligible for:
Streamside Program Report Tool
Visit our Streamside Program Report Tool, created by the Chesapeake Conservancy, where you can enter a few basic questions about your land and objectives. The tool will narrow down eligible programs in your area and provide you with a report about your property and program information. You can also choose to simply browse the list of programs below and get in touch with the program providers directly to find out if a particular program suits your situation.
James River Buffer Program (JRBP)
The JRBP partnership works to provide the James River watershed with resilient streamside forests that improve water quality and that landowners visions are understood. For qualifying landowners, the program provides:
- design and management plan
- preparation of site as needed
The JRBP is a partnership between The James River Association, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
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